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Is it possible to load GeoJSON directly into qgis from github?

The GeoJSON is accessible here https://raw.githubusercontent.com/garynobles/data/master/sites.geojson

It displays fine if downloaded as a local file but I would like to be able to access it directly without having to download. I have googled around, but everything is about exporting to GeoJSON for github (i.e. keeping crs wgs84).

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marked as duplicate by user2856, JGH, xunilk, whyzar, tinlyx Feb 20 '18 at 2:06

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  • Its a HTTPS problem with qgis – Hayden Thring Jul 11 at 4:16
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  1. Click the "Add Vector Layer" button
  2. Change "Source type" from "File" to "Protocol"
  3. Ensure "Type" is "GeoJSON"
  4. Paste in your URL
  5. Click "Open" (or "Add" in QGIS 2.99dev/3.0)

The below pics are from QGIS 2.99dev (what will be QGIS 3.0) but 2.18 is basically the same.

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  • Thank you for the reply, that was the way I tried it in both 2.18 and 2.99, but I get: Invalid Data Source: raw.githubusercontent.com/garynobles/data/master/sites.geojson is not a valid or recognized data source – Spatial Digger Feb 19 '18 at 15:12
  • images added, the input and the error – Spatial Digger Feb 19 '18 at 19:49
  • @GaryNobles I've tested on 2.14, 2.18 and 2.99dev and it just works. All the tests have been on Linux though and I see you're using Windows. 2 suggestions, 1. try changing the encoding from system to something else, 2. open the log messages panel and see if there's any extra info about the error. – user2856 Feb 19 '18 at 20:52
  • I'm on my home wifi, doesn't usually have any issues, will try at work also. – Spatial Digger Feb 19 '18 at 22:59
  • Probably an SSL cert error gis.stackexchange.com/q/259394/2856 – user2856 Feb 19 '18 at 23:09

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